Friday's meeting between the Warriors and Bulls is the second meeting of the season with the former comfortably winning the first contest in San Francisco on Nov. 12.
In the first matchup, Stephen Curry caught fire. He knocked down nine 3-pointer en route to scoring 40 points and helping Golden State blow out Chicago 119-93.
This was the Warriors' ninth straight victory against the Bulls, a streak ranging back to Nov. 24, 2017. For the season, this was the Bulls' fourth loss in the span of eight games.
However, they have been a completely different team since then. Since that loss, Chicago has been one of the league's best teams including going on a nine-game win streak.
While the Warriors' early success has come largely in part to Curry's scoring start to the season and the better fit of the team's role players around him, the Bulls have risen to the among the league's best behind their better-than-expected defense and the dynamic scoring duo of Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.
Behind his remarkable scoring in the fourth and clutch, DeRozan has quietly built a strong MVP case for himself in Chicago. Both he and LaVine average upwards of 26 points per game, good for Top 10 in the league.
What channel is Warriors vs. Bulls on?
- National: ESPN
- Regional: NBC Sports Bay Area (Warriors) | NBC Sports Chicago (Bulls)
- Live streams: Sling TV | Watch ESPN
Warriors vs. Bulls will be televised nationally in the United States on ESPN. The game will be televised regionally on NBC Sports Bay Area (Warriors) and NBC Sports Chicago (Bulls).
You can live stream the game on Sling TV or Watch ESPN.
What time does Warriors vs. Bulls start?
- Date: Friday, Jan. 14
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Warriors upcoming schedule
|Jan. 14||at Bulls||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Jan. 16||at Timberwolves||8:00 p.m||-|
|Jan. 18||vs. Pistons||10:00 p.m||NBA TV|
|Jan. 20||vs. Pacers||10:00 p.m||TNT|
|Jan. 21||vs. Rockets||10:00 p.m||-|
(All Times Eastern)
Bulls upcoming schedule
|Jan. 14||vs. Warriors||7:30 p.m||ESPN|
|Jan. 15||at Celtics||8:30 p.m||-|
|Jan. 17||at Grizzlies||3:30 p.m||TNT|
|Jan. 19||vs. Cavaliers||8:00 p.m||-|
|Jan. 21||at Bucks||8:00 p.m||-|
(All Times Eastern)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league's 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Trade Deadline: Feb. 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: Feb. 18-20
- Regular season concludes: April 10
- Play-In Tournament: April 12-15
- Playoffs begin: April 16
- NBA Finals begin: June 2
- 2022 NBA Draft: June 23